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. a strong place for estee lauder is china, with quarterly sales up 28%. the same cannot be said for yum brands and its k.f.c. brand, and sales at those store open for at least a year in china were down 6% in the fourth quarter. k.f.c. was the target of a chinese government investigation into the use of antibiotics in chicken. it expects earnings per share to fall this year, sending shares down 2.9% to their lowest closing price since july. as we reported earlier in the program, the u.s. government officially filed civil fraud charges against s&p credit ratings services, and the shares of its parent company took another hit. mcgraw hill stock fell another 10.7%. the stock was above $58 per share last friday; tonight, it's below $45, losing more than $3.5 billion of market value in two days. while its competitor in bond ratings, moody's, isn't part of the government suit, its shares also have fallen hard, dropping 8.8% today. it has shed more than $2 billion of market value this week. all five of the most actively traded exchange traded products were stronger today. the nasdaq 100 trackin
years of slow progression. and china is still growing, single-digit levels of growth. brazil is still growing, and russia is still growing. india, which is the fourth of the brick countries, should have a better track in 2014. >> susie: depending which country you're talking about, we've seen investors pouring a lot of money into international equity funds since january. so can they expect to get a good return on international investing in 2013? >> susie, it is going to come down to everybody's timeframe. we are a culture that wants it now. we've been through a lot of problems recently that make people very risk adverse. if you have the patience to sit through volatility, buying emerging markets is a good investment now. however, if you still feel burned by what happened in 2007 and 2008, and are worried that a 10% pullback or a 15% pullback would make you change your approach, be very careful and buying emerging markets. we've had a great run since november and i would counsel some caution. >> susie: you are advising your clients to put their money mostly in u.s. stocks over internat
have seen a lot more positive commentary about the situation in europe, how things are going in china. and it's being backed up by manufacturing data improving, so as we've seen that, we really have more confidence that areas like the odd otos and housing markets in the u.s. are going to continue to gain steam. >> tom: and you're putting that stat germany to work in energy, particularly natural gas. we have seen natural gas prices down to historic lows. why go natural gas producers with production increasing, presumably putting downward pressure on prices? >> well, they have actually a very interesting portfolio of assets and they've really been paring back their assets lately. their focus is on onshore development of assets that have both natural gas and oil and nave literally haltedly the production of natural gas in favor of oil right nw, given e pce dinnerrial. buttals we start to see the price of natural gas come back they have a tremendous portfolio of assets they can turn on in a heartbeat. over the long term, over the next five to 10 years, we expect 60% of their production to
's hope for a rebound this year. at the same time economic data from china and europe has been improving, all of which could boost global energy demand. triple-a predicts prices at the pump will keep climbing, topping out somewhere between $3.60 and $3.80 a gallon this spring. but traders say if you want a quick way to know where prices are headed, watch the stock market: >> oil prices look at equity market as a proxy for demand, or future demand. we are at 14,000 in the dow, no coincidence that we are at the highs of the energy market as well. >> reporter: and the higher price of gasoline comes as workers have less take-home pay, because of the expiration of a payroll tax holiday. so will consumers be forced to cut back spending, hurting economic growth, and stock market performance? >> not necessarily, because rising gasoline prices is usually predicated on a weaker dollar or better economic activity. better economic activity would lead to higher earnings. >> reporter: wolfberg says crude prices would have to jump $10 a barrel, or roughly 10%, before there's a major hit to the u.s. eco
existed for more than a year haven't gone away. slowing economies in europe and china could slow global growth. and conflict with iran could push up energy prices. erika miller, "n.b.r.," new york. >> susie: joining us now with more on what to expect from president obama's state of the union address, david gordon, head of research at the eurasia group in washington d.c. >> so if you heard from our report, david, it's all about the economy. that's the big interest for most americans. what can the president propose tomorrow that will get the economy moving without some kindof big stimulus plan? >> so i think that the president's going to try to do a couple of things. first he's going to call on others to help him. first es he going to call on the congress to do two things. one, avoid the sequester, avoid the job cuts that will come from the sequester. and come to a balanced program on putting budget issues on the sidelines for the rest of this year. two, pass immigration reform so people have confidence, migrant workers have confidence, or security improves, so es's going to ask the congr
attacks. tom, this comes as a report in today's "new york times" ties hackers in china for a wide- ranging cyber campaign of attacks on major american companies and the u.s. government. >> tom: increasingly, susie, it's believed those hackers are also targeting u.s. infrastructure targets like pipelines. let's get going with tonight's "market focus." the major stock indices resumed their climb, setting aside concerns about government spending cuts threatened in two weeks. the s&p 500 caught a bid from the opening bell with talk about corporate deals and gains in europe. the index rallied 0.7 to finish at a new five and a half year high. 734 million shares traded on the big board, 1.8 billion moved on the nasdaq. the energy and consumer staples sectors powered the sector gains, up at least 1% each. the utility sector had the third best performance today, gaining 0.9%. with oil prices rallying, the energy sector is the best sector so far this year, with all but three of the stocks making up the sector higher today. marathon oil led the group, up 3% to a new 52-week high. conoco-phillips clos
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